170 Fairgrounds Rd
Taylorsville, NC 28681
The 5th Annual “National Night Out Against Crime” in Alexander County is set for Tuesday, August 1 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Taylorsville Lions Club Fairgrounds, located at 170 Fairgrounds Road, Taylorsville, NC 28681. The Alexander County Sheriff’s Office, Taylorsville Police Department, and the Alexander County Crime Stoppers organization are partnering again to host this 5th annual event. The event is open to the entire community and will feature free hotdogs, popcorn, and bottled water (while supplies last), live entertainment will be provided. The public is encouraged to make plans to attend this fun-filled family event and take the opportunity to meet and mingle with local law enforcement and your neighbors.
This year we will again be offering Wendy’s chicken sandwiches and Frostys for sale (courtesy of Wendy’s of Troutman), as well as canned soft drinks, all for $1 each. All proceeds generated during the event directly benefit Alexander County Crime Stoppers, a local non-profit resource partner with law enforcement. All food items will be available at the fairgrounds cook shack.
There will be a free kids’ area with bounce-house/slide combo attractions, various emergency vehicle displays, an authentic Chuck Wagon display with free food sampling courtesy of the Cowboy Church, local race cars on display, a free hayride, and more.
Live entertainment will be provided this year by Ten-Eighteen Band and Shake Down Band.
Ten-Eighteen is a local group comprised of current and former law enforcement and emergency services workers playing classic rock ‘n’ roll. Ten-Eighteen will take the stage from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Shake Down is a six-piece variety band located in the foothills of North Carolina. Combining a mixture of both “past” and “present” in both talent and music, they perform a wide variety of music including beach, shag, rock ’n’ roll, funk, Motown, country, and top 40. Shake Down will take the stage from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Both bands will play at the main stage located adjacent to the exhibit hall. Those who attend National Night Out will be given a free door-prize ticket at the entry gate. A drawing will be held at the main stage during intermission (time to be announced at the event). Bring a lawn chair and enjoy some free live entertainment by our local talent!
Hotdogs, popcorn, and bottle water will be handed out free of charge to those who attend the event (while supplies last). Wendy’s Crispy Chicken Sandwiches, Jr. Frosty’s, and can drinks will be available for purchase for $1 each.
Various emergency vehicles and other equipment will be on display during the event this year. This will be a great time for the young and young-at-heart to get a close look at some of the vehicles that emergency responders use to keep our community safe, and an opportunity for you to tell those workers “thank you” for the jobs they do to protect us all daily.
Every year, the planning committee works to improve upon the previous year’s event. This year, there are some additional displays are sure to please. If you or your kids love race cars, be sure to check out two local teams that we plan to have on display! Also, Casey Iversen will be at this year’s event to display and talk about his pulling tractor.
Thank you to all the businesses and organizations that have contributed to make our event a success this year. This has been one of our biggest years for support and the law enforcement community truly appreciates the donations of time, goods, services, and financial contributions that have been provided for National Night Out! Please take a moment to thank the businesses listed below for their generosity and support!
• Bronze Level Sponsors ($50): Daniel’s Wood Carving Co., Inc.; Giovannis’ Pizza; and Koto’s.
• Silver Level Sponsors ($100): Main Street Tire Pros; Chapman Funeral Home, People’s Bank of Hiddenite; Paragon Films, Inc.; 16/90 T’Ville Scoops; and G&M Sales Co.
• Gold Level Sponsors ($200): Country Town Tire & Auto Service Center; Basic Finance, Inc.; The Dairy Bar, Inc.; Flirty Bird Boutique; Evans Drug; Addiction Recovery Medical Services; Mays Meats; Wendy’s of Troutman; AJ’s Paving Co.; and Scotz BBQ.
If you would be interested in helping to sponsor National Night Out please contact Lt. Jason Moore at email@example.com or by phone at 828-632-1111 ext. 606.
Visit www.alexandersheriff.org for more information.